If you’re planning to travel to Belgium and would like to contact someone in the country before you leave, follow our simple tips on how to call Belgium from the United States. Whether you fancy ‘moules frites’ (mussels and chips), or divine chocolate, Belgium is able to provide you with a tasty gem! Belgium is a relatively small European country with a population of about 11 million people. There are 3 main languages spoken in Belgium, by 3 main communities. The largest community is the Flemish, in the north of the country, speaking a language very similar to Dutch. The Walloons, in the south, speak French. Brussels is a bilingual region. However, most of its inhabitants are French-speaking. Thirdly, in the extreme east of the country there is a small German-speaking community. About 11% of the population is considered to be legally bilingual. The motto of Belgium is “Strength through Unity”.
Calling Belgium from the US is easy in this modern era of technology. Follow our steps below:
1. From the United States dial the International Dialing Code which is 011.
2. Then dial the code for Belgium, which is 32.
3. The next step is to dial the Area Code for the area in Belgium. These are listed below. The area code is a 1 digit area code for large cities and a 2 digit code for all other location.
4. Finally, dial the individual phone number. Phone numbers in Belgium are generally 6-7 digits – the total number for the number and area code is usually 8. For example, calling someone in Brussels, the entire number would be 011 32 2xx xxx.
The code for all Cell phones in Belgium is 4. Omit the leading 0 at the beginning. Mobile area codes always begin with 04xx and the subscriber number is six digits long.
The area codes for the major cities in Belgium are as follows:
Courtrai (Kortrijk) 56
Ghent (Gand) 9
La Louviere 64
Leuven (Louvain) 16
Malines (Mechelen) 15
Ostend (Oostende) 59
As it is home to both the headquarters of NATO and the European Union, Belgium is regarded as an important business centre. The combination of business, beauty and chocolate should encourage you to make a call to someone there! Current technology means that calls to Belgium are fast and clear. The time difference means that Belgium is 9 hours ahead of the West Coast of the USA. Although 3 languages are spoken, many people speak at least a little English, so don’t worry who answers!